Domainers Around Hyderabad - Meetings

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  1. RetiredMember

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    Yes, we owe dinners for all others in USA and Europe, very soon we will announce next programme in associations with INRegistry , May be a very big event in Goa.

    We will inform all of you at least two months in advance so you can plan the trip.


    Thanks for detailing and presenting meeting minutes in systematic way.
    We are still in Hyderabad once we finish the trip we will analyze every thing.
     
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    Nice! Looking forward to the Goa event!
     
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    One photo of meet is here : Link (This photo taken almost before the meeting end, some of the members already left).

    As reported by thisthat we analyze details :

    A) .IN, CO.IN Trends : A general discussion that why .in domains are sought after domains in few years ? Questions from members replied that which extension is better in .IN and .Co.In.

    B) UDRPs /INDRP's, Legal Issues in Indian context and remedial measures : This discussion was lengthy and seems more concern issue among domainers, Major issues are discussed in question answer manners. Trademark issues also discussed.

    C) Domain names Monetization : Domainers are asking which parking company is better for .IN domains and why ? What kind of Keyword pay you most ? which keyword is hot to register ? Domainers shared their experiences and also discussed about mini sites etc.

    D) IN Domain appraisals,valuation techniques and Market for BUY-SELL opportunities :
    Majority members want to know how to find buyers for domain names and how we should quote them.

    E) Domain Registration pitfalls to avoid : question answer discussion in .IN domains context .

    F) Promotion schemes effectiveness : Majority of them want to know will the .IN domain promotion will go endlessly ? We updated members about the logic behind this promotions as per .IN registry version presented to .IN Registrars and other details.

    G) NEW Gtlds opportunities, threats and their affect on cctlds : Again a small question answer session .

    H) Creating synergies between domainers. Build-Buy-exit strategies : Regular discussion.

    I) ESCROW options available domestically within India : Discussed and guided to members. Also updated members about Paypal payments chargeback issues etc.

    And several other questions come up from members during the question answer session including drop catching .IN domains, How to drop catch .In domains ?, Why different registrar deletes domain names on varying dates and what is the registry rules on that ? , Zone file access of .IN domains , how some domainers are knowing which domains are dropping even they donot have access to zone file and so on.

    Since this was our first meeting so we donot have any fix agenda to discuss, our main knowledge sharing issues come up through question answer session.

    Now we came to know what are main concerns of .IN domainers so we can prepare the effective agenda for next meetings.

    Discussions details are not written above as this will require very lengthy post and naturally will attract lot of other questions too in comments.

    Although programme is sponsored by Mitsu but all arrangements are made by local members and we should thank them because of their efforts meeting was success as every member tried hard to success this event.
     
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    Amazing write up - thank you Mitsu!

    Also great to be able to put some faces to names from the photo.
     
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    Great summary, Mitsu. Any InForum members in the pic (apart from our great Sanjeev, who is in the center, next to the guy with the red t-shirt)?
     
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    I will try my best To Join that. :)
     
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    Thanks Sanjeev for making this event happen at a short notice. Though we made arrangements for the event, the main trigger for the huge gathering is the chance to meet and interact with Sanjeev of Mitsu and listen to his experience.

    3 NEW developments after the meet:
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    1) Hyderabad Chapter is planning to arrange regular monthly circuit meetings for putting to practice the learning's and increase interaction amongst members.

    2) Sanjeev helped break the ice among few buyers-sellers and soon there may be few .IN BLOCKBUSTER sales reported. Sanjeev will keep this forum updated if the deals are completed and if both the parties consent for making it public.

    3) A consortium approach is being planned to pool in resources and bid for acquiring premium .IN domains which come up in auctions/ pvt sales. The major constraint of one being helpless because of lack of enough financial resources would be avoided through this approach. In short, Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding approach for each premium domain buy.

    Competition has taken a new avatar --> Co-operation!!! Size does matter and creates better leverage and bargaining power in few cases.
     
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    Sale are expected to happen in the range of approx. total 200,000 USD .
     
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    How many domains are involved?
     
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    Please donot ask for any further details as deals in pipelines, once completed we will detail you.
     
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    This would be interesting to see in action.

    Not sure how workable it would be, I've seen some of the domain buying consortiums and not all of them work.

    Good to hear about the bulk sale, look forward to details. :)
     
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    Group of Domainers and Web entrepreneurs from Hyd attending a Bhavin Turakia Conference meet tomorrow.

    Will keep u posted on the update
     
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    Sounds exciting!
     
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    Could you please provide an update on this meeting.
     
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    Apologize for the delay in updating. Here it goes and also some snaps of the meet at ISB, Hyderabad with Bhavin Turakhia of Directi and also Facebook India CEO.

    IN brief, Bhavin's ppt had some undeniable facts and stats. Facebook India CEO had very interesting points to share with listeners on Indian usage and opportunities. Don't ask me in detail as may not recount and recollect it word to word. Bhavin stressed on 4 things:

    1) Conventional Wisdom will never take you to some thing new.

    2) Conventional wisdom will always take you to the safer path. You need to be delusional to achieve something

    3) He paints a controversially dismal picture of e-comm in India - "RBI policies are hindering growth."

    4) Lays a lot of importance to Australia compared to India in the domain penetration rankings where Australia ranks 3rd and India at a dismal 18th position as per their internal assessment.

    Bhavin Turakhia.jpg

    Bhaving with Hyd domainers.jpg

    Facebook India CEO at Facebook India CEO ISB.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the update and photos!